Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Government, stakeholders to meet over school violence

Over the past few weeks, our country witnessed unbelievable cases of attacks against teachers; something that strikes at the very core of our education system

Government calls on all communities to actively address the levels of violence in society, particularly at schools. Violence in schools is a societal problem which requires all stakeholders to play their part to create a safe schooling environment. Over the past few weeks, our country witnessed unbelievable cases of attacks…

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The Human Resource Development Council of South Africa held an Invigorating 21st Meeting

The meeting deliberated on fee free education and related bursary scheme by the Department of Higher Education and Training

The Human Resource Development Council of South Africa (HRDC) held an invigorating 21st HRDC meeting at Orbit TVET College, Rustenburg Campus, North West Province, on 21 September 2018. The meeting was officiated by the HRDC chairperson, the Honorable Deputy President, David Mabuza. The meeting was preceded by the launch of…

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Protection of indigenous knowledge comes under spotlight at international conference

The Bill seeks to provide legal protection for indigenous knowledge (IK); that is knowledge generated and owned by communities

The Protection, Promotion, Development and Management of Indigenous Knowledge Bill is one step away from being enacted.  The National Assembly approved it on 13 September 2018, and has now only to be signed into law by the President.  The Bill seeks to provide legal protection for indigenous knowledge (IK); that is…

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Deputy Minister of Communications to launch Classification Guidelines

The dialogue will coincide with the launch of the “Cultural Representation in Film and Publication Board (FPB) Guidelines” , which will be open for input from members of the public

The release of the award winning film, Inxeba: The Wound sparked an important debate about the classification guidelines used by The Film and Publication Board(FPB) to classify films. The film probed the nations position on The right of Freedom of Expression against that of ones right to preserve and or…

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Minister Mokonyane opposed to South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Retrenchments Plan

The Minister has raised her concerns with what she believes is an odd approach by the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), which ignores the advice and support of the shareholder in this necessary and critical process of turning the SABC around

Minister of Communication, Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, has expressed her strong opposition to possible retrenchments at the SABC as reported in the media and confirmed by the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). The Minister, as the shareholder representative, has on few occasions met with the Board of the…

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Media Accreditation Application for 2018 National Heritage Day Celebration

The event will take place on Monday, 24 September 2018 at Riverview stadium, Kokstad in Kwazulu-Natal Province

Members of the media are requested to apply for accreditation for the 2018 National Heritage Day which will be celebrated under the theme, “The year of Nelson Mandela: advancing transformation of South Africa’s heritage landscape”. The event will take place on Monday, 24 September 2018 at Riverview stadium, Kokstad in…

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Deputy Minister Andries Nel to meet South Africa Property Owners Association (SAPOA)

South Africa Property Owners Association (SAPOA) is an Industry Body that represents property owning companies and other organizations that have an interest in commercial property

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Deputy Minister, Mr Andries Nel will tomorrow, 13 September 2018 meet with the South Africa Property Owners Association (SAPOA). The aim of the meeting is to establish a relationship between COGTA and SAPOA and to explore areas of mutual interest, especially in support of…

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Minister Bheki CELE to Host National Summit on Crime and Violence Prevention

The summit will develop consensus on the role of government, civil society, private sector and communities in promoting safety outcomes

The Minister of Police Mr. Bheki Cele will on the 13-14 September 2018 host a two day National Summit on Crime and Violence Prevention at Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, Boksburg in Gauteng Province. Themed “Building safer communities through an integrated, developmental approach to crime and violence prevention”, the summit…

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South Africa: Minister of Police to Host The National Summit on Crime and Violence Prevention

The summit seeks to create a joint vision on safety as a collective responsibility, and to provide a platform for key stakeholders and experts to engage on the effective implementation of the 2016 White Paper on Safety and Security across all sectors

The Minister of Police Mr. Bheki Cele will on the 13-14 September 2018 host a two day National Summit on Crime and Violence Prevention, at Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, Boksburg in Gauteng Province. The summit will be held under the theme “Building safer communities through an integrated, developmental approach…

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Bridging Ages International Conference to be held at Freedom Park, Pretoria from tomorrow 11-14 September 2018

The Bridging Ages Time Travel Method is an educational method that uses local heritage in a learning process to create reflection on contemporary issues and provides tools for community building, social cohesion and nation-building

Freedom Park, an Agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, the National Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), Bridging Ages South Africa (BASA), Bridging Ages International (BAI), will host the Bridging Ages International Conference from tomorrow 11-14 September 2018. The Bridging Ages Time Travel Method is an educational method…